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O Thursdoy, Morch 12, 1953
THE DAILY NEBRASKA
From The Sidelines
Ugh School Teams, Fans
Welcomed To Sgeckck
Vrtcome to the Cornhusker campus, prep basketballers and
The 43rd Nebraska Statp Wirrh Sv.i cm. a. f
rightly called the most colorful and thrilling spectacle In state high
ichool sports, is sure to provide the usual enormous amount of
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Jumna mm excitement always available in the
race for the state crowns.
Last year's Coliseum gate receipts reached an
.all-time high, and according to O. L. Webb, ex
ecutive secretary of the Nebraska 'State High
School Athletic Association, those marks may fall
a , Competition in this year's meet Is unusually
V ft" esPeclallv ln the Class A field. All of the
eight top-notch teams in this class are plenty
capable of walking away with the title. But the
f 1 lam which wins the crown will have no "off
I I nihts ' and must stay consistently hot during the
him ' I rntirn cnAAr-AH. 4
NELSON Good luck, prepsters let's show the fans
some top-uotch playing and sportsmanship.
Loop Race Close In 1953-54?
A glance at basketball rosters indicates that Big Seven teams
will be loaded with experienced talent next. year. This year's
squads around the loop were heavily laden with youthful players
who'll utilize their experience to present a hard-fought campaign
during the 1953-54 season.
Only nine seniors are listed on the starting lineups of the seven
conference squads. In other wdrds, of the 35 players who were
starters on their respective clubs, 26 of them about 75 per cent
will be in action next year if thev remain eligible.
Figuring each squad's strength on the basis of Its top nine men.
the graduation toll still will be extremely light. Of that 63-player
total, only 15 have senior status.
x Nebraska, along with Oklahoma and Missouri, will lose only one
of their top nine. Joe Good, veteran starting guard, graduates from
the Husker team; the Sooners lose sub center Tom Churchill: and
starter Gene Landolt of Missouri leaves via the grad route.
Iowa State, Kansas and Kansas State each lose two regulars
with the Cyclones dropping a total of four players from their nine
Iowa State's greatest scorer in the history of the school, Del
Diercks, and playmaker Sam Long finish up, along with reserves
Clare Russie and Virg Byerly.
The Jayhawks list Dean Kelley and Gil Reich, fiery starters as
top casualties, and Dean Smith, a reserve.
All-American Dick Knostman and guard Bob Rousey are
through at K-State after the playoffs, as is Jack Carby, towering
Colorado loses vet forward Frank Gompert and Jim Armatas. a
NU Wrestlers Travel
To Conference Meet
The Nebraska crapplers leave
for Norman, Oklahoma, Thursday
morning to compete in the Big
Seven wrestling championships
which are being held on the
Sooner campus Friday and Sat
Coach Al Fartin's crew will be
shooting for the runner-up posi
tion. The NU coach doubts if any
conference team can overtake the
powerful Oklahoma team for the
championship. Partin also be
lieves that the top contention for
second place will be from Colo
rado, Iowa State, and NU.
The Cornhuskers have an 8 won
and 2 loss record in their season
competition. One of the losses was
to Iowa State and the Cyclones
have lost only to Oklahoma.
AH s Heaf Sig .13 s, $8
To vv in F
rafernif H' Title
Close Contests Highlight
Opening Day Of Tourney
It was opening day for the 1953
Nebraska High Bchoi cnampion
ships Wednesday and the fur flew
in traditional manner as two "B"
and two "C" outfits enhanced
their chances in the battle for the
various titles. Chappell and Syra
cuse made the big step in class C
while Gering and Fullerton cop
ped their initial starts in class B.
In perhaps the top game
Wednesday afternoon, top-seeded
Chappell earned a narrow 48-46
decision over previously unde
feated Brainard. To win, however,
the westerners had to beat off a
furious fourth-quarter rally and
rely on their accuracy at the free
Leading as much as 15 points at
one time, the victors carried a
25-15 lead into the intermission
only to see Brainard force their
way back in the closing moments
to knot the count at 44-44. The
victory rested directly on the
shoulders of Roger Zehr as he
stood at the free-throw line with
17 seconds remaining. He - made
them both count and the Indians
were In the second round.
Zehr topped the winners with
17 points as a 22-14 advantage at
the charity line boosted Chappell
into the victory. Virgil vrbka led
the way for the losers with 11
Syracuse Wins, 50-44
In the other class C contest,
Syracuse disposed of another pre
vious undefeated team in Frank-
the-basket work when it counted,
to win, 50-44.
Here too, the winners had to
withstand a late rally to earn the
verdict. Trailing 29-42 entering
the final canto, Franklin slowly
crept to within four points but
couldn't apply the final pressure.
Bob Kramer tok scoring honors
for the winners with 19 pointers
while Russ Peterson of the Flyers
led all sioring with 21.
Gering Hits Seward
The top "B" game of the day
was the opener in which Gering
toppled previously - unbeaten
Seward by a 69-53 score. It was
anybody's ball game lor the mi-
By BILL MUNDELL
Intramural Sports Columnist
Alpha Gamma Rho "B," the Cin
derella team of the fraternity "B"
playoff " tournament, became the
first 1953 Intramural basketball
champion Tuesday night as they
outfought and outscored defend
ing champion Sigma Chi "B."
Smarting from an early 3-9 defi
cit, the AGR Bees roared back to
capture the fraternity "B" cham
pionship by a 48-39 tally.
43-21 and Farmhouse, 56-38. They
were expected to do it again Tues
day night, but the AGR's had
The losers started out fast. After
seeing Aggie Tom Leisy dunk a
charity toss, they counted on suc
cessive baskets by Paul JSly and
John Gray. Gray sunk a free
throw just before Dick Monson
hit the first bucket for the cham
pions from under the basket and
the tally stood at 5-3, Sigma Chi.
Four free throws, two by Larry
From that one point in the game, Gallion, quickly pushed the de
with three minutes gone until the fending champs into an imposing
final buzzer, it was all AGR. With ,9-3 lead, but that was the last
Wayne Frost leading the scoring, time they ever looked at the score
parade and Dick Monson controll
ing the boards against the taller
Sigs, the Aggies climbed to a 14
11 quarter margin and never again
It was culmination of a long
toumey road for the new cham-
board to see how far ahead they
Walt Finke connected on a
jump shot and Monson followed
with his second bucket, a hook
shot, and then dropped in a free
throw after Ed Zabel had done
another to narrow the final mar
gin. It was a bad week all around
for Sigma Chi. Their "A" team
was knocked out of contention
for that crown Monday afternoon
by Alpha Tau Omega in the fra
ternity "A" semi-finals.
What to do tilt
the Dough comet
pions. Included in their list oi the same to knot the score at 9-9.
playoff victims were Sigma Phi
Epsilon, 36-31; Pioneer. House, 46-
13; Phi Kappa Fsi, 33-29 and now
A certain Saior,
who tbtll b
Frost put the champs ahead with! , , ,
iJ j wi 4i-i w'lf'l P l" unfortunate Situation. Th
a looper and after Ely tied theBig s inp We,keod , jutl lhree
count with two free throws. Leisy ..... hi. N,.mK.. n p.m ... i, ....
the highly-regarded Sigs. All of ; hit from far out and the Aggies the blueprint ailed for Substantial R.
were in the lead for good.
The Sigs put on their best dis
play of power in the waning mo-
lin with deadly accuracy from far! any title bid in their class B en
out coupled with steady under-1 counter with a rousing 62-29 vie-
By BILL MUNDELL
Intramural Sports Columnist
The Ramblers and the Rockets,
two teams from the regular-season
league, will meet Wednesday
to determine the 1953 Independent
Intramural basketball champion.
These two outfits won the right
Tuesday afternoon by winning
three decisions, the Rockets two
The undefeated and top-ranked
Ramblers toppled the only other
l-M Playoff Scoreboard
Atpaat Gmmna M 41 .... Sltsaa CM 31
.Ac ParasShs M
11-victorious team remaining, the
Pansies, while the Rockets dis
posed of both the Sophomore
Dents and the Ag Parasites.
The Rocket-Dent affair was the
finish of a contest that started
Monday night Monday the two
teams played to a 37-37 tie. The
deadlock was discovered by a
scorebook check aftT it had ap
peared that the Rockets had won
a 37-35 verdict.
They played te overtime Mon
day and two long shots by Marv
Lawton and Ren Powers coupled
with a ee thr w by Hal Andrews
pushed ther to a 5-4 advantage
and a 42-41 victory. The Dents
scored first as a tip-off play gave
Don Downs under the basket with
the ball and he made it count.
Andrews counted his free throw,
but the Dents gained the advan
tage once more on a pair of pi ft
tosses by Gordon Pejsar and Bill
Best, Lawton looped his through
with two minutes remaining and
Powers hit the game-winning
bucket with just 40 seconds to go.
Pejsar wound up as top scorer
in the came with 20 points. Best
heltsed the loslnff ranw with 19
more, rowers tea the Rockets with
12 While Andrews parnererl 11
and Bob Brum ten.
Immediately following that frav
the Rockets took the floor against
the surprise team of the Inde
pendent tourney, the Parasites,
ana linauv ushered the Ae team
to tne sidelines, 44-36.
Although leading all the way,
me winners naa to witnstana three
determined Par&sit hiris in tnlro
the lead. The first came in the
second quarter as the losers nar
rowed the count from 6-17 to
The Aggies tried ajrain in the
third stanza. Trailing 14-29, they
closed tne gap to 25-32 entering
tne iinai canto. They got as close
as four points in the fourth, but
couldnl make it.
Ron Powers led the winners
with 13 points while Marv Lawton
accounted for 12. Willy Pierson
topped the losing Parasites with
II, eight coming in the last frame,
while Dick Olson added another
The Rambler-Pansie contest
: was the battle between the last
two remaining undefeated teams
, in intramural action. And it was
definitely a battle for three quar
ters. A furious fourth-ouarter
finished the Pansies, 44-30. -
I The losers began the makings
'of an upset in the first quarter
as they led 12-7 after leading as
'much as six points at one time.
1,41111 ncuuic vl .lie: iuiiuicis
found the range in the second
stanza and led the winners to a
21-16 halftime bulge. Weddle hit
for 15 points the first half, getting
all the first quarter points and
another eight in the second canto.
The Pansies narrowed the count
to 22-25 in the third chucker but
found their hopes completely shat-
Itered in that fourth.
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their contests with the exception
of the Pioneer game were hard
fought with the Aggies squeezing
tial three stanzas, hut the hiflhlv- out the victories in the final mo-jments of the contest. Trailing 46
regarded Bluejays wilted in a fur- ments. 131 with two minutes to play, Gal-
ious fourth. Entering the final The runnerup Sigs, on the other, lion hit three successive jump
frame, the Bulldogs owned a nar- hand, did not have trouble with; shots and Gene Memgan added
row 44-41 bulge. la single foe, romping over Beta
It began to appear early in the.Theta Pi, 39-20; Beta Sigma Psi,
game that Gering would not have
vuwugii 1 i IV. u lvf iitiu a iUli I V dill
three of their stalwarts picked up
four personals. Handicapped by
this fact, the Bulldogs saw their
one-time seven point lead evap
orate into a 30-31 halftime deficit.
Behind the 22-point effort
Don Margheim, Gering began to
click in the last quarter and
scored 23 counters while holding
the losers to 12 .
Margheim was the game's top
scorer, followed by Seward's
scrappy Lloyd Schultz who gar
Warriors Rout Crete
Fullerton blasted Crete out of
torv. A close first quarter led ob
servers to believe another thriller
was in the process but the War
riors had other ideas and com
pletely outclassed the Cardinals
the rest of the way. Biggest blow
fof the game was struck in the
final canto as the winners out
scored Crete by an overwhelming
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